Category: ARCHITECTURE

Jul 6, 2009

Holy Conversion: Church from 1790s Renovated and Restored

Holy Conversion: Church from 1790s Renovated and Restored

Cemetery included! The St Nicholas Church House is an interesting example of a building restoration, which is often quite costlier than a straight renovation. The end result is a very unique open-concept space. Personally, I don’t think I would ever feel fully comfortable living in such a space no matter how modified the interior was.…

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Jun 22, 2009

Stunning Open Concept House – Six Ramsgate, Singapore

Stunning Open Concept House – Six Ramsgate, Singapore

Designed by Wallflower Architecture + Design, the private residence at Six Ramsgate in Singapore is the definition of open concept living. By zoning spaces such as the bedrooms and servants’ quarters on alternative levels, i.e. 2nd storey and basement levels, the ground plane is freed from walls that would have been required if public and…

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Jun 18, 2009

The Door to Hell: Flaming Crater in Turkmenistan Has Been Burning for 38 Years

The Door to Hell: Flaming Crater in Turkmenistan Has Been Burning for 38 Years

The year is 1971 in a small village called Darvaza (or Derweze) about 260 km north of the capital Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Back then it was part of the Soviet Union and the area was (and still is) quite resource-rich. One day, amidst the drilling and vodka, geologists accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas…

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Jun 9, 2009

“The House with the Grass Roof” – The OUTrial House in Ksiazenice, Poland

“The House with the Grass Roof” – The OUTrial House in Ksiazenice, Poland

Designed by architect Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes, the OUTrial House is the first property I’ve encountered where the roof doubles as an atrium. The catch? It is only accessible through the interior of the house. This allows the…

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May 17, 2009

The Habitat ’67 Residences by Moshe Safdie – Montreal, Canada

The Habitat ’67 Residences by Moshe Safdie – Montreal, Canada

Designed by Moshe Safdie for the 1967 World’s Fair (Expo ’67), Habitat 67 served as the temporary residence for many of the world’s visiting dignitaries. Expo ’67 has been widely regarded as the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century, with over 50 million visitors and 62 nations participating. The Habitat project began as…

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Mar 1, 2009

Mike Tyson’s Abandoned 80s Mansion in Ohio

Mike Tyson’s Abandoned 80s Mansion in Ohio

Illicit Ohio has taken some fantastic images of Mike Tyson’s abandoned 80s mansion in Southington, Ohio. Can you imagine the parties that went down in this place? Even after it was abandoned it would be an amazing location for an all-night dance party. You would have druggies tripping out on the zebra print carpet,…

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